Thursday, November 4, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

When the word got out at my day job that I have a serious infatuation with oatmeal, The Investment Dudes of the First Floor supplied me with the recipe below.  A local coffee shop, Alterra, serves up some killer breakfast treats, including baked oatmeal.  One of the Dudes, Adam, reverse-engineered the recipe, and this is the delicious result.

Baked Oatmeal
From Adam, Investment Dude and Culinary Mastermind
Serves: 4-6

1 1/2 cups oats (you can use old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of your favorite fruit, peeled and chopped (I took Adam's suggestion and used frozen peaches that I thawed in the microwave, but Investment Dude Bill swears by the frozen mixed berries from Costco.)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla.  Mix the wet and the dry ingredients together.  Stir in the fruit.

Pour into the greased baking dish and bake for 35 minutes.

Serve warm with milk, cream, or vanilla yogurt.

P.S. As you can see from this post, I'm always game to try new recipes!  Have an idea for me?  Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail at hotdinnerhappyhome [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. I made this one this morning with blueberries and it was so YUMMY! Perfect warm wonderfulness for a morning of shoveling out... Thanks for the recipe!

  2. So glad you liked it! And I'm also glad the shoveling is done!

  3. I'm sooo excited to try this with my little ones!

  4. This recipe made me a happy mum when my 3 1/2 year old told me, "Mommy, I love you because you made this!"

  5. I am feeling guilty that I never posted a thank you for this recipe. I actually have made it every single week in the last year for my husband to warm up for his breakfast

    1. Denise, your comment absolutely made my day. I'm thrilled that you're hubby loves Baked Oatmeal so much. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    2. I meant "YOUR" hubby, not "YOU'RE" hubby. Blergh.